In this talk, Andreas Antonopoulos reflects on all the exhilarating and terrifying moments of the last five years in Bitcoin, especially the price bubble of 2017. But he also reminds people who have come for the price that they should stay for the principles.
Report: Facebook gave Apple, Samsung broad access to user data
Facebook is facing questions about data sharing with Apple, Amazon and other device makers.
A former Facebook employee who led third-party ad and privacy compliance, Sandy Parakilas, noted that the program was controversial even within Facebook. "This was flagged internally as a privacy issue," he said. "It is shocking that this practice may still continue six years later, and it appears to contradict Facebook's testimony to Congress that all friend permissions were disabled."
The issue has also caught the attention of the US government. "Sure looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress about whether users have 'complete control' over who sees our data on Facebook," tweeted Rhode Island Congressman (D) and consumer privacy advocate David Cicilline. "This needs to be investigated and the people responsible need to be held accountable."
LEGO builder TECHNICally Possible shows off a neat machine that’s designed to display the lyrics from Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger in sync with the track. The big mechanical rig aims a GoPro at a LEGO sculpture using Mindstorms tech.
New PGP Encryption Exploits Are Being Discovered Almost Every Other Day
For more than a week, PGP developers have been rapidly working to patch critical flaws in the legacy encryption protocol used for sending and receiving secure emails; a tool that’s widely relied upon by lawyers, journalists, dissidents, and human rights advocates, many of whom operate at the highest levels of risk in shadows cast by repressive and unforgiving regimes.
New PGP encryption exploits are being discovered at a very rapid rate. Last week the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) instructed users to discontinue their use of PGP due to the vulnerabilities. Many in the infosec community thought their advice was overblown. However, even after the first set of patches rolled out new, unpatched, vulnerabilities have been shown to exist.
If you simply using PGP to keep the messages private from unsophisticated prying eyes, like a boss, you're probably still safe using PGP.
However, for those who have legitimate reasons to suspect they are being individually targeted by an advanced threat, like a nation state, the warning issued by the EFF should be taken very seriously.
Introducing the Privacy Coin Matrix, a cross-team collaboration comparing 20 privacy coins in 100 categories • r/CryptoCurrency
The Privacy Coin Matrix project is a cross-team collaboration to create a comprehensive comparison matrix that can be referenced by everyone. It…
The Privacy Coin Matrix project is a cross-team collaboration to create a comprehensive comparison matrix that can be referenced by everyone. It is hosted as a google doc for ease of use for both editors and viewers.
This is a much-needed resource as many claim privacy (cough DASH cough) or omit that they aren't privacy-first but optionally.